Local Finance Board OKs energy-related projects

TRENTON – The Local Finance Board approved these energy conservation applications.

$2.7 million for Spotswood Board of Education, $5.5 million for Barnegat Board of Education, and $9.06 million for Teaneck Board of Education.

The Barnegat project was related to a mold problem at an elementary school.

Tax appeals

The board OK’d applications for tax appeal refunding: $820,000 for Belvidere, $529,000 for Brielle, $711,000 for Deptford, $100,000 for Clinton; $1.522 million for East Rutherford; $3.3 million for Paterson;

Storm-related

These four items were approved: $675,000 for Little Falls, $875,000 for Woodcliff Lake for tax appeals; $440,000 for Wallington; and $1.33 million for Wayne Township. The Little Falls, Wayne and Wallington items are for hurricane-related funds.

Improvement authorities

The Board approved $2.3 million for Somerset County Improvement Authority; $45 million for Union County Improvement Authority; and $14 million for the Cape May County Bridge Commission;

The Somerset application is to acquire a 47-acre property in Franklin near a park and use it as open space.

The Union application relates to courthouse construction.

Miscellaneous

The Board approved these applications: $3.115 million for Allamuchy; $5.25 million for Lawrence; $453,000 for Union City; $27.39 million for Jersey City; $38 million for Perth Amboy.

The board OK’d the budget for the Salem City Municipal Port Authority of $56,000.

Ethics complaint

The board dealt with a complaint regarding South Bound Brook regarding the Local Government Ethics Law.

Board Chair Tom Neff said a clerk in that municipality refused to respond to phone calls or a subpoena or to provide documents about officials’ financial disclosure statements. The Board took no action today, but Neff said he would pursue the matter further, and have staff research what could be done, possibly including revoking the license of the clerk in question.

Local Finance Board OKs energy-related projects